The Munich Readery Author Reading

Kurt Eisner: A Modern Life
by Al Gurganus

Saturday, October 27

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In November 1918 in Catholic Munich a transplanted Jewish Berliner, just released from prison, led the bloodless revolution that deposed the Wittelsbach dynasty and established the Bavarian Republic, effectively ending both the Second German Empire and the First World War. For a hundred days as Germany spiraled down into violence, Kurt Eisner sought to implement a peaceful transition to democracy and reforge international relations. His assassination in February 1919 plunged Bavaria into political chaos from which Hitler emerged to herald the Third Reich.
At the centenary of Eisner's Bavarian Revolution, the first English-language biography of the socialist intellectual reveals the turbulent political, professional, and personal life of a pariah come to power.

Al Gurganus is Professor Emeritus at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

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A limited number of signed copies will be available at the reading.

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This event is free. No registration necessary.